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, february 6th, 2013. "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. a lot of news to get to and by the way the u.s. post office will hold a 10:00 a.m. press conference that they are cutting saturday mail and they will take six months and a question we all have why does it take six months? good-bye fiscal cliff and debt ceiling, hello to the efforts of delay or suspend the "s" word, the sequester, that automatic defense and spending cut mechanism that's set to take effect on march 1st. on tuesday president obama went public for the first time in a while with his opening offer on the budget battles ahead, and today he goes behind closed doors with senate democrats in their retreat in annapolis to strategize and preview his state of the union addressch the white house wanted to send two messages with the president's visit to briefing room yesterday. one, that the burden of shutting off the sequester is on congress. >> if congress can't act immediately on a bigger package, they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effects of
from the center could mean for u.s. hopes for mideast peace. >>> good morning from washington. it's tuesday, february 5th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first reads. president obama's state of the union address is just a week from today and the president is flooding the zone. worried the federal budget could dominate and limit his agenda this year. he's pushing other issues. he's talking guns one day, immigration the next. making sure he's not drawn into a standoff with republicans over the economy which would quickly come to define his second term. today, he makes the case on immigration to business leaders, including ceos like steve case and monica lozano from his now disbanded jobs council and chief executives of coca-cola and yahoo!. he also meets with labor and progressive leaders. the meetings will focus on how immigration reform fits into his broader economic agenda. >>> homeland security secretary janet napolitano on monday brought that message to border security operations near san diego. >> our immigration system has been broken for f
world war ii veterans in the u.s. senate. what's that mean for our politics and our national perspective? >>> good morning from washington. it's friday, february 15th, it's t"the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. president obama is standing by his embattled nominee for secretary of defense, chuck hagel, as hagel's former senate republican colleagues put up a major roadblock yesterday in their attempts to not just delay the nomination, but try to kill it. >> the yeas are 58, the nays are 40. one senator announced present. >> and with that senate vote, chuck hagel came up short of a 60-vote filibuster roadblock that senate republicans demanded, delaying what could still be hagel's eventual confirmation vote by at least two weeks. four republicans, mississippi's thad cochran, susan collins, mike johannes, and lisa murkowski voted. president obama was emphatic during a google plus question and answer session. >> my expectation and hope is that chuck hagel, who richly deserves to get a vote on the floor of the senate, will be confirmed as our defense secretary. it's just unfortunate that this k
of the deficit. we need more than the sequester, but don't put 50% of the cuts on the u.s. military. we still have kids in afghanistan and this is not the right way to do it. it's a haphazard policy. they need to cut spending, but don't put it on the back for our kids in uniform. >> not a single meaning plan. it goes into effect friday. you know, there's, republicans saying president won't lead, president saying congressional republicans won't -- what is your assessment here? >> my sense is that washington is dysfunctional. not the way we do in most state capitals around the country. president should meet with canter and boehner and mcconnell and others and see if something can be worked out. everybody understood, this was going to be a cut. >> do you think that canter and boehner and all that that they need a compromise on this, as well? >> they need to agree with what the cuts are. that was the understanding, chuck. that these would be real cuts that would be put in place. that was the deal to avert the debt limit, debt limit 18 years ago. >> to force a larger compromise on taxes and on the
not be rewarded. >> that wasn't all lugar had to say. in his first major speech since leaving the u.s. senate the long-time senator said conservatives and the media have combined to bring any hope for legislating to a grinding halt. >> a no compromise vision of conservatism may score points with cob servetive talk show hosts and campaign givers. but in a democracy leadership requires an office holder to compromise, to prioritize, and sometimes to reverse one's self. perhaps the most potent force driving partisanship is the rise of a massive industry that makes money off of political discord. president obama is perfectly situated for leading a campaign to reduce partisanship. i would tell him that he must give attention to uniting the country. not just as a means to pass his priorities, but as an end to itself. >> former senator dick lugar joining us live next. you're watching "the daily rundown," only on msnbc. ♪ just one bite opens a world of delight... ♪ savor and explore, the great indoors ♪ ♪ friskies indoor delights. ♪ feed the senses. ya. alright, another one just like that. r
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